Conditioned in honeyed-malt casks from Glenfarclas, Orach Slie is an easy-going lager with mellow whisky notes and a syrupy sweetness.
Orach Slie pours a clear amber with a fragile off-white head. It’s light and refreshing on the nose with a punchy sweetness and gentle whisky undercurrent. The first sip is a little less intense than you might expect if you’ve tried any of Harviestoun’s other oak aged beers, but give it time and the flavours start to unwind. An oaky sweetness pairs beautifully with subtle bitterness from the hops and there’s a small smoky flourish right at the end.
Orach Slie fades to a clean whisky finish which keeps you company for a couple of minutes before gently drifting away. It’s a perfect summer beer, the ideal refreshment for a long meandering walk over the Speyside moors where Glenfarclas distil their whisky.